How To Make an Origami Folding Box

The most popular kind of origami is origami boxes! Well, we think so anyway, they are popular everywhere.

On this page, you will find an origami box tutorial posted at Sunshine Crafts Origami boxes are great for so many different occasions. You can use them for everyday purposes, occasions, or as decorations. If you use the right paper they can be very useful.

Boxes make great gifts and also gift boxes to put special presents inside, such as jewellery, money, diamonds, chocolates, and many more.

To create an Origami Folding Box

You will need1 sheet of square paper20 x 20cm (use color of your choice)

Making Structural Folds:

  • Start with a piece of square paper: You can use origami paper or fold any piece of paper diagonally from the corner to the opposite edge and trim off the excess.
  • It is important that the paper is square and you are creating a box.
  • There is a way to fold your paper like a sail on a boat and cut the excess
  • Fold the paper in half:Fold with your finger then open the piece of paper.
  • Fold the paper in half along the other side: Use your finger to wrinkle the fold, then open the paper again. We must now have two creases that will intersect at the center of the square.
  • So that the points are all touching, bring each corner to the center.Crease the folds with you hand and rotate the paper as  it sits squarely in front of you.
  • Crease the edges of both folds to secure them and fold.
  • Unfold the square along one side:Unfold the halfway,leave the side triangles folded in.
  • Turn the long edges :Fold over the bottom of the still-folded triangles. Crease the bottom edge.

Creating the Walls of the Box:

  • For the aim of the guide, the diamond furthest away from you formed by the the "head" and the diamond closest to you will be the "foot” as well.
  • The head diamond must match the bottom tip of the foot diamond.
  • Now, pull up the flaps along the long side to develop the side walls of the box.
  • Construct the headwall when the side walls are assembled: As you lift the head wall flap, the creases from previous folds should form two triangle-shaped flaps that you will want to fold inwards.
  • And make sure these triangles are folded inwards before proceeding.
  • The headwall will fold over these triangle corners and the top triangle of the headwall will fit neatly into the bottom of the box where you will want to crease the sides to keep the box together. After creasing, you should see a triangle at the bottom of the box.
  • Repeat the process for the opposite end of the footwall.  Try to make sure the folds are clean and not crinkly.

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Annabel Buser